Former crown prince hospitalised


Former crown prince Paras Shah, who suffers from a heart condition, was admitted to Thapathali-based Norvic International Hospital on Sunday.

An Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, a special device powered by battery that helps the heart to smoothly pump the blood, was successfully installed in his heart after an invasive procedure at the hospital’s cath lab. Dr Bharat Rawat and Sujeev Raj Bhandari carried out the procedure.

He will be kept at the Cardiac Care Unit for 24 hours, according to a hospital source. He shall remain in the hospital for at least two more days and the doctors will decide whether to discharge him after assessing his condition.

Shah was taken to the hospital this noon after many parameters constantly fluctuated. He was admitted to the hospital at around 12:40pm, and the procedure to implant the ICD began at around 5:30pm, according a hospital source.